Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.Richard Harris
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.Margaret Atwood
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.Thomas Edward Bodett
That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.Laurie E. Colwin
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.Dorothy Parker
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.Samuel Paterson
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life.
In prosperity prepare for a change; in adversity hope for one.
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.